Forty of the nation’s governors have dubbed Feb. 6 in their respective states “Ronald Reagan Day,” in memory of the nation’s 40th president, born Feb. 6, 1911.
The effort was launched by the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project, a group that has sought to preserve and educate the public of his presidential deeds since 1997, according to a report from The Daily Caller.
Thirty of the governors are Republican – and nine, perhaps remarkably, are Democrats, The Daily Caller reports. One is an Independent.
Said Grover Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform and Project founder and chairman: “Ronald Reagan led America forward to defeat the threats to our prosperity of high taxes, inflation and recession at home and a surging Soviet Empire abroad. He left America stronger, freer, and safer than the day he became president.”